Many months ago I was speaking to AnElephant, please don’t think me daft or loony for I often speak to this particular Elephant. He spoke of writing about butterflies…then he did. I certainly should have known AnElephant could never forget! I am most assuredly tardy in my reblogging of his exquisite ethereal most excellent poem about butterflies…this is my way of saying thank you good sir…for being with me from the beginning…your steadfastness in friendship and sticking with me when I was only posting famous quotes.
You are by far my favorite most entertaining, loveable, brilliant, witty, remarkable Rhymster, fantastically funny, satirically silly Elephant! It is my honor to share this with my friends here at my blog-home. Huge hugs sweet friend! ~

anelephantcant

 

once upon a time
I saw a butterfly
drifting
floating
flitting
whimsically twinkling
through the brightly hued garden
of life
making me smile
brightening my existence
alighting for but a moment
on each flower in my soul
eclipsing the radiance of each petal
nurturing my wonder
giving pleasure
and
happiness

 * * *

by her very nature
her joy-bringing was ephemeral
but in that brief second
I savoured her magic
her elegance
her effortless grace
and I was lifted by her beauty

 * * *

what a gift she inspired
just by being
what a gift to teach
with no word
the purest of all of life’s lessons
that which you cherish
but for a fragment of an instant
yet
which
enriches for all eternity

 * * *

I held her for that fraction
and
watched the colours fade
too fast
released her
with a smile
with a tear
realised

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  1. AnElephantCant tell lovely Christina
    Just how much he adores the sweet girl
    Her courage inspires
    Helps set his sights higher
    He is happy to bring a smile to her world

    Thank you, I am honoured and slightly embarrassed by your praise.
    And privileged to be your friend.
    Brian

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